Prior Learning Assessment Center

The Prior Learning Assessment Center offers flexible, efficient ways to recognize the college-level knowledge you have gained through experiences outside the traditional college classroom. You have the opportunity to earn credit through several nontraditional methods and to save time and money by earning college credit for what you already know.

All credits earned through the Prior Learning and Assessment Center will be posted to the student’s transcript when the official score report or evaluation and credit recommendation is received. All fees associated with these credits will be due within 30 days. If these fees are not paid within 30 days, the student’s account will be placed on financial hold, which will prevent access to grades and transcript information. Once the fees have been posted, the student’s account will be adjusted accordingly.

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College Level Examination Program & Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support

The CLEP and the DSST (previously DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests programs are nationally recognized testing programs that give you the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom.

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Prior Learning & Assessment Portfolio Course | Online

This 1-credit-hour online course focuses on developing a PLA portfolio for college credit. You will learn how to write an experiential essay and document professional accomplishments in a portfolio to help fulfill degree requirements. 

This course is offered multiple times throughout the year. Before enrolling, you must meet with a student services representative.  

pdfCourse Schedule & Registration

PLA Life Experience Portfolios

Undergraduate business students may create a portfolio of life learning experiences to submit for credit evaluation. The portfolio process is online. If you are interested in submitting a portfolio or would like more information about the portfolio process, please email the PLA Center at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request access to the portfolio site.

PLA Course Approval Form

College Level Learning Essay Course Selection Guidelines

Military Training Credit

We accept American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for formal courses offered by the respective military services. The first step is to get an official transcript of your military training. In the event that you do not qualify for a transcript, we can evaluate your military records for possible credit.

Military Training Credit FAQ

Makeup Exams

Students are responsible for scheduling the examination and coordinating with the instructor to have the requisite materials sent to us in the Prior Learning Assessment Center. Please contact the PLA Center at least three days in advance of your desired examination date. Please be aware that you must schedule your exam within PLA Center hours. If you are unable to schedule within these hours, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make other arrangements.

Makeup Exam FAQ